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already doing some of this related audit, and it is being done by the comptroller's office? >> no, it is actually being done by mathematical policy institute, an institute contacted to do this work. peg is quite knowledgeable about our evaluation component, but is being done by a separate, non- profit entity. supervisor mar: ok, colleagues, questions? ok, thank you so much for being here. i think there has been one suggestion to combined premium pay and memoranda of understanding, dhr into one of the, focusing again on analysis that is separate from the report and data that the controller's
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office or apartment can provide. i think the premium pay are it is critical and important. supervisor chu has suggested we combine the first two and narrow the scope as one of the priorities. supervisor maxwell. supervisor chu. supervisor chu: i believe the recommendation came from the budget analyst. it did not come from me. my only recommendation would be to make sure that before we prioritize projects, that we develop a skilled to make sure we are not duplicating information. supervisor mar: that should be one of the priorities. >> since this is a hearing, i think you are absolutely right. that is what i would suggest. >> we have a number of items on here that we had considered to be important issues. i know we have not discussed any
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of the added. we very much appreciate keeping the scope very focused, and we would, you know, with any selection of an audit topic, come back and report to this committee and have them approved the work plan so there would be no lack of understanding of what the scope was. supervisor mar: can i just take a stab at -- we are trying to come up with two more, assuming they're still about 1000 hours that we are going to use. i'm just looking at revenue- generating ones that might be critical. that assessor recorder's office 1, looking at the call for your new positions, and whether it is brought in with $17 million of property taxes as has been reported. that may be important. also, looking at contract revenues from the city wide reporting. they might be related to
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revenue as we face another several years of a budget crisis. that would be my recommendation looking at those. supervisor chu: today, i am not prepared to prioritize any of the project. perhaps we could have the budget analyst work on finding some of these in particular first one, which is premium, since we have had more conversation about that one, and we can come back with a clearer idea of prioritization. supervisor mar: i am clear on that, but we are going to move forward on the first one, as it sounds like it was suggested by the three of us. supervisor chu: i am simply saying if we are going to prioritize that, that we revise the scope. >> for clarification, i think it would be helpful for the budget and legislative analyst's office to understand where the parties are, and if you wanted us to
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come in with a more refined scope. we could do it a couple of different ways. in the stand that perhaps you are not ready to move forward on any of these at this point, but you could move forward with a motion if you have one or two projects you wanted to move forward with, and we could come back with the approve work plan before we went forward with the work. supervisor mar: ok, let me ask supervisor maxwell. supervisor maxwell: from my understanding, this is a hearing -- not to take action, but to hear. i was prepared to listen, and now, next time we hear this, it will probably be for action. that is what my thinking was. supervisor mar: sounds like my colleagues are suggesting we bring this back with more detail so we can have the action of prioritizing it for the next meeting. >> that would be fine, but i
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need to understand clearly -- would you like us to come back with more specific definitions of specific projects? supervisor mar: and a narrowing of the scope of items one and two, more specifics on how that would be one item. >> do you want us to come back with more information on the advertising recommendation? supervisor mar: yes, i would like more recommendation. >> we will come back with more information on those items. supervisor mar: sounds good. any others, colleagues? that is helpful. i have not opened up for public comment yet. again, we are sensitive to time because one colleague needs to leave. let's open up for public comment. walter, please come forward. >> good afternoon.
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supervisor mar: thank you. anyone else from the public? is there anyone else who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed, and left consider this at the next gao meeting. are there any other items before us? >> no, there are not. supervisor mar: thank you so much, everyone. meeting adjourned.
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>> i think it ae's public and private property. i'm against graffiti. >> who can get it out the most who can be noticed the most. >> i i've seen seniors doing graffiti. >> the city is art, other people who have their names tag -- >> [inaudible] our unit there are 2 sections we are doing one is abating and others are notice of violation to private
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property. all the utility boxes in public right-of-way we abate. >> we abate calls that come within 48 hours. >> we are a small group in g f graffiti. we don't have enough help. >> i have a group in town down and china town and the north tunnel. [inaudible] the graffiti we abate everything is coming up to the areas now. >> i'm willing to take it on. i think -- >> you are telling me you are ready for this? >> i think so. >> okay. >> there you go. >> all right. >> all right. >> ready to do it. let's go. >> want to get the gray signses this over here and the garbage
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can and normally we don't do private property since it's on the corridor route you can come with me we will use black. >> we had a lot of changes in the graffiti unit. we do private property if someone moved we remove it and send it to the attorney's office and they take appropriate action. >> damage their property there. it's important to write the color in case they want to say what part of our house you abated the graffiti on. >> using your safety glasses the gloves. >> you got it. >> you know some places we gashi,
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people appreciate that. you know, a lot of timeses they say, thank you. >> the time where it's visible. a lot of people put it on the ground. >> i like when tourists come and say, you do this for your city and you get paid for that? >> we use the [inaudible] for the holes and the retaining walls. [inaudible]. white on the fire hydrants. fire box red for the fire boxes. our brown for the pg and e
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poles. >> we are not painters we do our best. >> i'm assuming it has to do with gang activity. >> if it's territorial i mind. >> in case it's gang related and they are marking our territory i would like to paint it over. >> anything with numbers like x iv or x 13 west side mob and the bay view those are gang related. with gang related or profanity we will abait it as soon as possible. >> i consider it an art. there are circles of people that form around it whether or not they should ruin public
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property. >> this is art work i'm for it. unless it's on someone's property and they don't want it there. judge kids with silver paint expressing their ego needs doesn't belong on our property. >> graffiti is when you don't have permission to write anything on their property. >> eighth street is part of your regular rout? >> yes. >> everyday. >> eighth street. divisidero street. irving street. every block they going through they paint 3 or 4 streets in the block the poles the utility boxes, mailbox. >> thank you. >> okay. >> put the drop cloth. come on around. >> there you go.
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force for we have to remember we are not painters we abate graffiti. we are abaters not painters. get that out of the way and keep moving. >> how many of these do you do a day? how many poles we do a day? >> yeah. >> depends on the location. may be 20. >> do you like working with the team? >> yes because i'm a people person. i like being outside and interacting with the public and i like the response we get especially from the good job we do in the community. >> goodbye. >> many people are f
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this building was built in 1936. as a board to preserve the history and make the students aware of that history. the partnering between sfmoma and the arts commission means they will be more aware of the artwork that we have here, the artists that painted a, and the history behind this itself. >> students came from george washington, and it was wonderful to have them on a panel. people from the school board,
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those who have been painting for years, some conservative errors from the getty. to have them tell us about the works of their school was important. it represents african-american artists to during the 20's and 30's used an incredible body of work. it is one of the most incredible works of art in the city, bar none. it is a huge mural of incredible works. >> the san francisco civic arts collection has been in existence since the turn of the century. it consists of everything from monument to golden gate park to market street, other works in the collection, from the wpa era, the quite tower, the works from the george washington high school. we have the contemporary education, where they depict
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some of the vocational arts that were taught at george washington high school. what is interesting is the artist's and corp. of some of the -- incorporation of some of the architectural elements. they used the speaker from the p a system as part of the design. on the opposite side of the library, we have a large fresco which depicts the academic subjects that were taught at the time. it serves as a foil to the other fresco in the library, we have academic subjects on one side, vocational subjects on the other, and result is the concept of a well-rounded education. additionally, what we plan to do is the academy of hospitality and tourism will be part of, so the students can share with other students, faculty, the
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neighborhood, and others to come by and what to look to the artwork we have. >> by working with the students, we hope to raise awareness of the collection and foster stewardship. we brought diego rivera to the city. i think the wpa art work is characterized by stylized robustness and a pervasive occupation with a historical. in this panel, we have a depiction of george washington moving west. what is interesting about it is the image of lewis and clark here is in black and white, something that is occurring in the future, painted as though it was in the past.
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what is interesting about it is the very obvious conclusion of slavery. the number of students were expressing unease around some of the themes. the additional mural would be placed in the school, one with more positive representation of the student body. in 1974, they completed three panels that were placed in the library -- in the lobby. they depict native, latino, asian american, and african- american heritage and culture. >> that artist was talking about the history coming alive. that is what we want for the students here. i also think they

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